One of the things I love so much about this site is our joint worldwide community and combined passion for well-being. Thank you for enriching my life and for giving me an opportunity to share my heart with you. Words often don’t seem like enough to express my full gratitude. I hope you can feel your presence here means so much.
This holiday weekend, we’ll be celebrating by gathering with family
, and I am certain some good food and yummy drinks will be involved. One of the greatest gifts my children have taught me is that it doesn’t take a lot to make a day extra special. A few simple decorations made from things around the house, a special dish, big smiles and an open heart are all you really need to celebrate. Wishing all of my American friends a very happy 4th of July!
Sending much love and warm wishes your way! See you on Tuesday with a new recipe to share.
*An interesting fact I learned on Wikipedia - John Adams and Thomas Jefferson were the only signers of the Deceleration of Independence who later became presidents, both died on the same day – the 50th anniversary of the Declaration, July 4, 1826. As well James Monroe, who did not sign the Declaration but is considered a founding father, died on July 4, 1831 making him the 3rd president in a row to die on that day.
With love & gratitude,
These guys want to wish you a very Happy Thanksgiving from our backyard! Although we don’t have a farm, they are regular visitors.
Thank you very much for all the support you’ve shown by being here, for the kind words, and for sharing your favorite posts. It means a lot! While I take the next few days to cherish family and friends, I look forward to returning on Tuesday.
I hope your holiday is filled love and joy.
Wishing you a very Happy Thanksgiving!
With love & gratitude,
With love & gratitude,
Do you believe in angels? If so, do you believe they stay with us and help guide us?
I personally have never had any experiences with angels that I am aware of, although I do believe there is a strong possibility that they exist and that most of us don’t yet understand how to connect with that higher energy.
Just like there are more colors in the spectrum than humans can physically see, I think it is possible that there is energy not all of us connect with.
I’m very curious about people who have said they had experiences with angels. I think it would be amazing to talk with someone who has the ability to connect with spirits and see what they have to say. What I am even
more curious about than what they say is how I would feel speaking to them.
As a teen, I remember my Mother telling me that I have very good instincts. At the time I don’t think I completely understood what she meant. At this stage in my life I believe I am good at reading energy, sensing the energy I feel from people and listening to that. As a young girl I believe my Mom meant I was good at listening to my instincts about picking friendships, in other words if there was someone I should stay away from I somehow already knew. Through maturing I have realized having good instincts, for me, means paying attention to the energy and feelings that come over my body, and most importantly trusting them.
Part of the reason I would love to talk to someone who can see or feel angels is because I am really curious how I would feel in their presence. Would I feel like they are speaking truth to me? I consider myself a really open person. I truly 100% believe that anything is possible.
Lately, I’ve been wondering about angels and if they exist, and whether their presence is continually around me. I suspect maybe yes, and would
love to learn more from a teacher in that area.
Have a lovely & blessed day friends!
*Today I have a guest post- Reaching for Love
, on my friend Kelly Naturally’s beautiful site. Please do check it out and stay awhile, she is very inspiring and there is so much to love about her articles.
A New Beginning lurks around the corner. Unwrap it with a joyful spirit!
Farewell to 2011- to all your happy memories, the tough moments, and the love. This year past was a gift. One I will be eternally grateful for.
I look forward to the New Year- the fresh start, adventures to come, and time with those I love! This year make time for YOU to increase your well-being. Exercise, create healthy meals, meditate or take quiet time, and spend time with friends, because our time here does not last forever. Connect with people. They need you as you need them.
Ring in the New Year with harmony, peace & love!
You are a child of the universe *~*
You are AMAZING!
Happy New Year ♥ With much Love!
“We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called Opportunity and its first chapter is New Year's Day.” ~Edith Lovejoy Pierce
“Dream as if you’ll live forever. Live as if you’ll die today.” ~James Dean
~Wishing my little girl, my living angel, a very
There are no words to express how much I love you, but I promise to
always do my best to make sure you can feel the infinite energy of my
One morning last school year after dashing around the house trying to feed the kids, get their outdoor gear on, and convincing my two year old that she does in fact have to come with me to drop my son off at school and she cannot stay home-- You know how the morning rush goes... we were a few minutes behind schedule.
One the way we saw a poor little kitty on the side of the road, alive and injured. She must have been hit by a car. Probably someone on their way to work or maybe another parent trying to get the kids to school on time. My heart broke for the poor thing and in that split second with the stream of cars, albeit slow moving, I didn’t know what to do and failed to make a quick decision. I kept going.
To this day I do not feel good about my choice to keep driving. Immediately I knew it was not the right choice for me. Not one that I personally felt OK with. Two cars behind me someone pulled over and I was incredibly grateful the person made that decision.
No one wants to be late for circle time at school and have to wait outside the door until circle time is over, but we are talking about the life of someone’s beloved pet. If my son was late to school because we stopped and helped an injured animal I’m more than OK with that. In fact, I think that life lesson is 100 times more important than being to school on time.
Looking back, part of the reason I believe I did not pull over is because I didn’t know what I would do at that point. I am not personally comfortable with picking up an injured animal, putting them in my car and driving them somewhere. In a perfect world there would be someone you could call to help, but who???
When I lived in the city of Vancouver I very rarely, if ever, saw injured animals on the side of the road. Now that I live in the country, sadly it is a regular occurrence. There are often deer on the side of the road and other wildlife that have been hit. From what I am told, Idaho state law says if you hit an animal you are responsible for moving it to the side of the road so that it is out of the way for other cars.
Fortunately, this has not happened to me up until now, but it could. Accidents happen. What if you hit a deer and it is still alive injured on the road? The thought of dragging an injured deer to the side of the road scares me. I have heard how dangerous a kicking, injured deer can be. Is there someone you can call for help?
My guess is that 911 does not want you clogging the lines with phone calls to help with injured animals. I want to be prepared for the next time I find myself in a similar situation, so I can make an informed decision and do my best to help. Is there a place you can call for help if you see an injured dog or cat? What about if you hit wildlife and it needs to be moved? Is it crazy to want a state emergency line for animals???
Please tell me – What would you do?
Honored today my article is a feature on the home page of Modern Mom! Great way to start Monday :)
Check it out here:
Have a beautiful day, friends! ♥
Thank you Modern Mom
, and thank you friends for your support. You are the reason it is a success!
Lately, I have been trying to figure out a personal balance that feels right between time online and time unplugged. You may have got that sense last week in the article Does Unplugging Help Achieve Balance
? Our family time on the weekend is something I truly treasure. Currently, with my blogging schedule I publish a new post 5 times per week, Sunday afternoon through Thursday afternoon. The reason I have done it this way is so that Monday morning there is a new post ready to go, especially for my blog friends who subscribe through email
, the RSS feed
, or read this blog on ModernMom
However, it means that I am on the computer working on my blog Sunday afternoons, which may not be the right balance for me. For a little while I thought I would try switching things up and publishing new posts Monday afternoon – Friday afternoon. This means there will not be a new post up first thing on Monday morning.
Making this change is more than just what is right for me. I am very grateful that you share in this journey with me, and it is very important to me to know how this impacts you. Do you have an opinion on which posting schedule you like better, or do you feel it doesn’t make too much of a difference?
Please share your honest opinions with me in the comments and/or on the Give Love Create Happiness
Facebook page. I want to make this blog work well for you! If you have any ideas or thoughts on what you would like to hear more about, or see more articles on, please let me know. Your feedback is super important!
Thank you, friends!
Here is to creating a wonderful week! :-)
♥With Love,Wendy Irene
Where has the time gone? I can’t believe it is time to say farewell to 2010 and welcome in the New Year!
2010 was my first full year of blogging, having started near the end of 2009 in November. What a tremendous blessing it has been!
With the conclusion of my first full year of blogging I thought I would share with you my number one blogging tip of the year that also perfectly mirrors life. Focus on those you have and not on those you don’t because it is what you have, not what you don’t, that is truly important. Even with wanting to create a successful website if you spend all your time trying to find new people and not appreciating the love, support, and friendship from those that do choose to spend precious minutes of their life with you than you will be missing the greatest blessing of all!Thank you
for sharing with me many wonderful memories
and supporting me through the more trying
ones. Your energy, love, and friendship are always felt and mean more than words could ever fully express.
Here's to a New Year of inspiring each other to create the most joyous new moments, one at a time! ♥
With Love & Warm Wishes,